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Swami Harinanda

December 25, 1928 to August 19, 2014

Sadly, I must inform you that Swami Harinanda passed away early in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. His death came quickly and without pain. As per his wishes there was no service nor memorial, although he would have appreciated donations to the SPCA or any animal shelter that you like. It goes without saying that this one–of–a–kind and great man will be greatly missed.

I first came to know Swami Harinanda around 1995. He was a customer of mine. One way or another, we got talking about spirituality and he mentioned to me that he was a swami. I must admit, I thought he was joking. But then I realized he was serious. We corresponded by email. Amazingly, I still have a printed copy of his early emails to this day.

Swami Harinanda was able to answer some of my basic questions about yoga and although I had started on the yogic path before I met him, talking to and knowing Swami Harinanda helped make my path more clear.

I was lucky enough to have met Swami Harinanda for the first time in April, 1996. I can remember the first time I met him as I drove up to his house. He came outside to greet me — I felt a great sense of joy and calm come over me.

The next day, Swami Harinanda personally taught me the science of yantra yoga at his dining table. I wrote down the principles of yantra yoga on both sides of a blank piece of paper as Swami Harinanda talked. It was a beautiful moment for me — finally my teacher had come. These lessons I still have to this day and still act as my foundation regarding yantra yoga.

Starting around late 1996 to 1997, I helped Swami Harinanda build an early web site. Later we expanded and moved his web site to this current location real-yoga.com. Swami Harinanda wanted people to see the words real yoga — he wanted people to awaken to the truth of what real yoga is not. Swami Harinanda was not interested in yoga for health.

While building the real yoga web site, Swami Harinanda didn't know what information we should add. So I suggested to him that we should add informaton that is not easily found elsewhere regarding real yoga. I told Swami Harinanda that myself and others want to know why we should practice yoga, what are the types of yoga, who are some famous yogis and a lesson in pure hatha yoga. So this is what we did. I asked the questions, Swami Harinanda wrote the content.

Swami Harinanda was a pure teacher. He would never accept money for teaching. Yoga or spirituality is part of universal knowledge that belongs to everyone. Therefore, one cannot charge for what already belongs to them. Swami Harinanda always said that a good teacher has a day job and then teaches on his or her own time for free. The teacher should pay for any room rental, etc — this is the sign of a pure teacher which Swami Harinanda was.

Swami Harinanda was taught or told personally by Ramana Marharshi to never accept payment and as Swami Harinanda would always say, Ramana Maharshi is never wrong.

Swami Harinanda did not go to meet Ramana Maharshi in India, instead, they met on the astral plane. Ramana told Swami Harinanda that he did not need to be in a cave or anything like that to be a good student of yoga. Swami Harinanda took those words to heart and lived a normal life while being totally dedicated to self realization.

Swami Harinanda knew many little or lesser known things about yoga. He really studied the theory of yoga and put himself into a position to meet people that would impact him. Somewhere along the way he learned the Master's Chant, as an example, and many more things. Swami Harinanda would openly teach kriya yoga as well. Swami Harinanda loved the yogic life and just absorbed every little detail.

In 1996, I was personally quite ill and possibly near death. Swami Harinanda gave me the book on Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekanda to read. It was the best medicine I've ever received. From that day onwards, I fell madly in love with karma yoga. Knowing this, Swami Harinanda bestowed the name Karmananda to me. I thank him very much for this honour.

Swami Harinanda was a good teacher, a good person and a good friend.

- Yogi Karmananda

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August's Numerology Influences For People Born On May 10...

Influences For August:

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This is a rather uneventful month. That’s not a bad thing; it’s just the way it is or more importantly, the way it should be.

What you want to do this month is continue nourishing (developing) the seeds (thoughts and ideas) you planted (started) last month.

If you were a farmer, then this month you would be watering your seeds. You should also ensure they get the proper amount of sunlight and nutrition. By doing this, your seeds (thoughts and ideas) develop (grow) and take root (build a foundation). The primary emphasis should be on developing a strong root system.

If nothing constructive was started last month then nature will force you out. Therefore, hopefully you decided on something so nature does not have to decide for you. There is no guarantee that you will like what nature will start if you did not start something constructive.

Further your efforts to improve all aspects of your life through social contacts, diplomacy and associations with others.

While this month may be uneventful, do have some fun and/or be creative. It is by having fun that you will directly or indirectly become aware of ways to develop your life.

This is a good month to work on your home, purchase some material comforts and/or enjoy the material comforts you already have.

Do walk away from arguments this month. There is no need for it. Remember to embrace diplomacy and tact. The people who you might want to argue with could possibly become a good friend and/or someone who can help you improve an aspect of your life. Build allies rather than rivals.

This is a month in which you should take care of your health.

Keynotes For August:

Creative methods of nurturing your seeds (thoughts and ideas) this month are required. Feel like luck is your friend. Being cheerful helps to create a rosy outlook until the end of the year. Avoid impatience this month. You will find yourself wanting the seeds to not only take root (develop) this month, but to start growing (manifestation) too. Avoid the temptation of wanting immediate results and success. A seed must sprout and grow roots before it can grow a leaf. Last month your seeds sprouted (started). This month build a strong root system (foundation). Invite friends to your house and have some good times… laugh a little or a lot. Watch that you do not carelessly spend money on material items. Take care of your health this month and avoid over–indulgences.

Love Influences For August:

Strengthen your relationship this month by having some fun and flirting with your partner. This is a month in which relationships can easily start. Avoid wanting a new relationship to grow faster than it should. A month of fun and relaxing love and romance.

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2019's Numerology Influences For People Born On May 10...

1 Year Cycle — The Start, Beginning

2019's Emphasis: Seeding Time — Planting Time — Starting Point

This is the 1st year of a 9 year cycle. It’s time to start something new, not just in action, but more importantly in thought.

All actions ultimately begin with a thought and so you want to ensure you’re planting good thoughts.

What you plant or start this year will guide your life for the next 9 years. Choose wisely by planting beneficial seeds and ideas. Acting wisely will bring success in your 7th and 8th year whereas foolish planning will bring horrible consequences.

There is no formal law that says you need to replant everything that was successful for you in the previous 9 years. It’s possible that although you achieved success in the past, it is time to start something totally new. But you would be a fool if you continued with those things that are or have been destructive.

Although you can start something completely new, ideally you want to build upon the successes of the last 9 years to fortify, strengthen and solidify your life going forward.

Sow seeds of ambition even if that means the ambition to replace a negative with a positive.

This is an absolutely crucial year as what you sow or plant will be carried through into the next 9 years and will influence them positively or negatively based on your choices this year.

Note well that you must make every effort to carry through the full 9 year cycle of what you start this year. Do not uproot your plant (life plan) in the 4th year. You must make every endeavour to sow seeds of ambition, for as you sow, so shall you reap, and if you do not sow you cannot reap.

If you fail to start something new by not planting seeds, then nature will force you out next year and choose for you. But be warned, if you do not plant seeds this year, then you may not like what nature chooses for you next year.

This is a rather positive, albeit, slightly slow year. Examples of things you may want to consider starting or planning include anything new such as an engagement and/or marriage, child planning, new job or career, moving to a new city, schooling or education, new name, changing lifestyle and so on. Most of the seeds you plant this year won’t take root (begin to develop) until next year.

Health Influences For 2019:

Head and feet problems. Be careful that you do not trip and hit your head more than normal throughout this year.

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